Game On: Spring sport season ahead

As winter gives way to spring so do winter activities — albeit reluctantly for some.

As winter gives way to spring so do winter activities — albeit reluctantly for some.

To accommodate spring break and make the most of spring skiing, Whitewater Ski Resort is offering ski camps March 18 to 22. For all abilities, in skiing or riding (and also a terrain park specific camp), the camps are slated for Monday to Friday, half days, morning or afternoon, or full days. Ages four and five, $98 (five half days only), ages six to 14, $178 half days, $198 full days.

Full details can be found at skiwhitewater.com, and booking can be done via the office (250-354-4944), mountain snow school desk, or email snowschool(at)skiwhitewater.com.

 

Nothing says spring like baseball. Inspired by the high drama of this year’s World Baseball Classic, little leaguers will be out on the grass before we know it.

Nelson Little League season opener is on April 15, consequently registration is on now with the deadline being March 28. There are approximately 10 teams in total (about 120 players) of participants aged between five and 16. T-ball players are five and six-year-olds. Rookie baseball is for the seven and eight-year-olds (who are introduced to machine pitching).

The nine to 12-year-olds play on either a Minor or Major Little League team, while the 13-year-olds and over are in Senior Little League or Babe Ruth baseball. Visit nelsonbaseball.ca for a registration form and any local baseball information. Games and practices are scheduled at Lions or Queen Elizabeth baseball diamonds.

 

Renew and refresh your health this spring with Tai Chi. Strengthen your muscles and bones. Clear your mind. Gradually relieve stress and tension. Relax with the healing movements of Tai Chi. Discover how the form and essence of the traditional Chinese arts establish mind-body-soul harmony bringing balance to everyday life. Tai Chi is a non-impact, relaxing and gentle moving exercise that promotes balance and strength with improvements in breathing and posture. All levels are welcome.

Our small classes accommodate adults of all ages and fitness levels, providing individual attention and guidance as needed. Ten week sessions start April 2 and 3: Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Moving Centre, 533 Baker Street, Nelson and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m., Balfour Hall.

For enquiries and/or to register please contact Sandra at 250-551-0866 or email sandra(at)qi-taichi.ca

 

The hot and hazy days of summer may be a little time away yet but preparing for it is a priority for the Nelson Tennis Club. The club is searching for an instructor for their junior program and membership skills and drills. The applicant needs to have the minimum qualifications of a level one tennis instructor certificate and be at least a 3.0 level tennis player. Contact Dalvanir McLean for more details 250-352-9341 or dalvanir(at)telus.net by April 1.